7/18/20 THANK YOU!! Our Go Fund Me Fundraiser raised just over $5,000, qualifying us for a $5,000 matching donation. We have reached our first fundraising goal of $10,000! A huge THANK YOU to all of you for your generous donations!!
Stay tuned for our next fundraiser... You can also check out the items in our "Hoops for Seward" store and find sponsorship opportunities on our website: https://www.hoopsforseward.org/
UPDATE 7/13/20: We are halfway to our fundraising goal! Thanks to your generous donations we are at $2500 which will equal $5000 with the matching donation.
Help us build a basketball court in Seward, Alaska! You can help us reach our first fundraising goal by contributing to this project! Every dollar you donate up to $5,000 will be matched by a generous donor!
Seward needs an outdoor basketball court! There is no place in Seward to play an outdoor, full court game of basketball. Our goal is to renovate the existing basketball/tennis court in the Forest Acres area, creating a safe, functional outdoor basketball court. This project will involve demolishing the existing concrete pad, installing a new pad, covering it with a sports surface, and installing hoops and benches.
NEED: Basketball is one of the most popular sports in America. It is a healthy recreational activity and brings people from different backgrounds together, yet currently there is very limited access to basketball courts in Seward. Gym time is hard to come by. The high school gym is only open to students, and only when a staff member opens it. The AVTEC gym has a fee and has limited hours. There are a few outdoor hoops in Seward, however, they have many issues like uneven surfaces, a small area, and short, rusty rims. These issues make them less than ideal and in some cases even unsafe.
WHO: Hoops For Seward is a youth-led, grassroots funded project supported by the Seward Prevention Coalition.